Intel Press Release

New Intel(R) Celeron(TM) Processors Deliver Great PC Performance at Low Prices

Processors Are the First of Many Products for Low-cost PCs in 1999

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 4, 1999 - Intel Corporation today introduced two new processors that offer great performance at an exceptional value. The new Intel® Celeron® processors at 400 MHz and 366 MHz offer unsurpassed desktop PC price/performance, and they enable PC users to handle everything from the Internet to educational programs and interactive games.

"The new Intel Celeron processors offer outstanding performance at great prices," said Paul Otellini, executive vice president, Intel Architecture Business Group. "These processors are the first of many new low-cost PC desktop and mobile products from Intel in 1999, and they help reinforce Intel's leadership in this market segment worldwide."

The Intel Celeron processor at 400 MHz delivers up to a 20 percent* performance improvement over today's Intel Celeron processor at 333 MHz, while the Intel Celeron processor at 366 MHz delivers up to 10 percent* more performance than the 333 MHz version. In addition to these processors, Intel is enhancing its offerings in this market segment with the new Intel 440ZX AGPset, a product designed to offer enhanced performance and flexibility to low-cost PC systems.

Product Features, Price and Availability
Intel Celeron processors are now offered at 400, 366, 333 and 300A MHz speeds (all with 128 KB of integrated Level 2 cache on the processor core). In 1,000-unit quantities, the Intel Celeron processor at 400 MHz in Plastic Pin Grid Array (PPGA) packaging is $158, and the Single Edge Processor Package (SEPP) version is $166. The Intel Celeron processor at 366 MHz in PPGA packaging is $123, and the SEPP version is $131. These processors are available in systems from major PC manufacturers, as well as in boxed format from Intel product dealers and resellers. The Intel 440ZX AGPset is now available in 10,000 unit quantities for $35. Boxed BI440ZX Micro ATX motherboards utilizing this chipset are also available.

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Intel® Celeron® processor